Sean Gormley, Kristin Griffith & More to Lead Irish Rep's Revival of DA
Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre announces the cast for the third production of its 27th theatre season, a revival of Hugh Leonard's classic memory play, DA. Directed by Charlotte Moore, DA will feature a cast that includes Sean Gormley, Kristin Griffith, John Keating, Nicola Murphy, Paul O'Brien, Ciarán O'Reilly, Adam Petherbridge and Fiana Toibin. DA begins previews on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The production is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 8, 2015. The Opening Night is scheduled for Thursday, January 22nd, 2015.
Due to a current theatre renovation at its home base on West 22nd Street, The Irish Rep's productions are currently presented at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street in Union Square).
Set in Dublin in the 1960s, Hugh Leonard's award-winning 1978 play DA focuses on Charlie, a middle-aged writer who returns to his childhood home after his father's funeral only to find his father's ghost stubbornly unwilling to leave the house . . . or his son's mind. As Charlie rustles through his father's belongings, he surrenders to memories -- both hilarious and wrenching -- and the complex life of his adoptive upbringing appears before our eyes.
The cast of DA includes Sean Gormley (THE WEIR, TRANSPORT) as Drumm; Kristin Griffith (IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE MASTER BUILDER) as Mrs. Prynne; John Keating (JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, THE WEIR) as Charlie's childhood friend, Oliver; Nicola Murphy as Mary Tate; Paul O'Brien (THE WEIR, MAN AND SUPERMAN) as "Da," Nick Tynan; Ciarán O'Reilly (JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK) as Charlie Tynan; Adam Petherbridge as young Charlie; and Fiana Toibin (JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK) as Maggie Tynan.
DA has scenic design by James Morgan, costume design by Linda Fisher, lighting design by Michael Gottlieb, sound design by Zach Williamson, and wigs by Robert Charles Vallance. The Production Stage Manager is Pamela Brusoski; the ASM is Melanie Morgan. Casting is by Deborah Brown.
DA will be performed Wednesday, January 14th through Sunday, March 8th, 2015. The Press Opening is scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2015. The performance schedule is Tuesdays at 7pm; Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm.
Co-founded by Producing Director Ciarán O'Reilly and Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, Irish Repertory Theatre opened its doors in September 1988 with Sean O'Casey's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS. The Irish Rep is currently the only year-round theatre company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish American works to the stage. Recognized with the Jujamcyn Theatres Award, a special Drama Desk Award for "Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish Drama," an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement, and the Lucille Lortel Award for "Outstanding Body of Work," the Irish Rep has celebrated the very best in Irish theatre for over twenty-five years, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish American writers who are transforming the stage. Nearly 38,000 audience members annually attend productions at our theatre located in the heart of New York's Off Broadway community. Once here, they witness the Irish Rep's engaging perspective on the Irish and their unique contributions to the world of drama.
For more information about The Irish Repertory Theatre and its current season (at the DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Street), including its current production of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY (through January 4th) and the upcoming production of DA -- with more to be announced -- call the Irish Rep box office at 212-727-2737 or visit: www.irishrep.org.